Soul Sisters Podcast: Mandy Lee Laughs (At Critics) and Cries (Over the Election) With New MisterWives Album

Jessica Xie
Mandy Lee of MisterWives

Though MisterWives is about as fun a live act as one can find these days, singer/songwriter Mandy Lee is quick to admit there's a lot of serious messaging behind the silliness. 

The song "Oh Love" from their latest album Connect the Dots "was actually written the day after the election," Lee tells Soul Sisters, even though by that point "the album was technically done."

On this episode, she tells us how she "wrote a lot of those songs with a heavy heart and hysterically crying" in the hopes of sharing the message of "hope and love and equality" in these trying times. She also laughs off the double-sided compliments she receives from male critics who often seem pleasantly surprised by her commanding presence onstage.

"It’s just hysterical to me," she says incredulously. "What does me being a woman have anything to do with my ability to perform?"

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